The Jamaican government has announced a new wave of state of emergency that will affect the St Andrew South, Kingston Central and Kingston Western division.
These areas have been plagued with gang issues for a long time but there has been a recent flare-up that has prompt this new declaration of SOE.
Law abiding residents have welcomed the new measures but as we have said before, this is a short-term strategy. There has to be a solid medium to long-term strategy to actually lower the crime rate in these communities.
Other areas have seen a reduction in murders after being placed under A SOE, in particular, sections of St James and St Catherine.